Best Design For Liveaboard

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by DavidWaters, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    Which way that thing goes?

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  2. DavidWaters
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    DavidWaters Junior Member

    Pointy end forward,props down. :)

    I've looked at quite a few on line and though I am quite knowlegable about small/tiny diesels my experise lacks on the big ( to me) diesels that will be in the boats I'm looking at.

    If anyone can be so kind as to give a little info that would help a ton.

    Thanks-David
     
  3. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    National Fisherman Marine Diesel directory

    http://www.nationalfisherman.com/pdfs/NF_DD2011.pdf
     
  4. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    MP:He's looking for an older boat...not brand new diesels.

    David:

    Cummins/John Deere would be perfect,beware the smaller Cats as they have had issues,you may find Lehmans etc etc but I know little about them.
    Google the engine to see if many issues,join a forum,etc


    Have the engines checked by a pro,get oil samples done etc.
    If you're spending $100k on the boat,it would be bad news if you need to spend huge $$$ in the nearish future.
     
  5. eyschulman
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    eyschulman Senior Member

    If you come to the point of finding your boat with big older diesels try boatdiesel.com site and check out those diesels on a post or from there past records. You may have to join site but well worth it if you are going to mess with bigger motors lots of practical and often profesional help there.
     
  6. DavidWaters
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    DavidWaters Junior Member

    We're going to the Vancouver Boat Show to look around and see what we can see.

    Thanks again guys for all the advice.
     

  7. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    If possible,go during the weekdays..like today,tomorrow and friday to avoid the crowds.
    I'm leaving soon... it's a 1 minute walk to the Granville Island ferryboat.
     
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